In Mandarin, the word for “eight” sounds like
the word for “fortune”. Friday, August 8, 2008 is such a lucky day, bringing
prosperity to Chinese wedding plans and Chinese women hoping for a Friday birth.
Daphne & Van Wong of Richmond, B.C. are getting married at 8 PM - the Chapel at
Minoru Park has five weddings scheduled.
Pregnant women with an 08/08/08 due date are keeping their fingers crossed, even
though only 4% of women deliver on their due date. In Canada, local hospitals
don't perform cesarean sections in order for women to have babies on a specific
date, but in China there may be a few extra Olympic babies born...
Olympic Update: Michael Phelps went 8 for 8, winning 8 swimming gold medals at
the Beijing Summer Olympics!
April 5, 2006: Special Hundred-Year Date
May 4, 2006: Special Hundred-Year Date in Europe!
6, 2007 Special Date
Why is May 4th a very special day to the Joe-kster?